This week on Checkpoint XP:
(0:00) Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo & Riot’s New Game: Valorent – One of the most anticipated games of 2020, The Final Fantasy VII Remake, just had their demo published on PSN. The crew shares their initial thoughts. Plus, Riot Games released a few minutes of gameplay footage from their new game Valorent.
Close Shave of the Week – Flyquest Give Cloud9 Some Turbulence
(12:03) Esports Gaming Update
FIFA 20 Qualifier Decided By Rock Paper Scissor
Overwatch League’s first Hero Ban Pool
Armada won’t play in Smash Tour, Money isnt why he plays
EVO 2020 won’t be delayed
Riot to suspend LCK due to Coronavirus
NHL World Championship to increase prize pool by 50k to 150k
New 250k Smash Tournament – Smash World Tour
(24:06) Most Wanted Video Game Movies & GameStop Tests New Store Type – A few episodes back we talked about the Sonic The Hedgehog movie hitting theaters, so Robbie’s found a list of the most wanted video game movies. Plus, GameStop is testing out some new store in Oklahoma. Could these help save the ailing company?
Nailed It – Houston Wins Their First Game In OWL
(34:11) Fallout 76 Wastelanders & When Do You Give A Game a Second chance? – Bethesda recently showed off their next content addition to Fallout 76, Wastelanders and it sparked an interesting debate about when do you feel like you can give a game a second chance?
(44:03) Gaming News Update
Ocarina of Time Speedrunner clears 8 minutes
Player Takes No Damage during Pokemon Platinum Run
Corona-Virus Quarantine CSGO Event breaks viewership records
PUBG Cheater Banned for 10 Years
DOA6 is charging players to change their hair color
Overwatch Change that Nerfs Teabagging is a bug
The Playstation 2 Turns 20
(56:05) League Updates & IEM Katowice – We’ll check in on the latest action out of the LCS and Joe and Robbie share their experiences from the Houston Outlaws Homestand last week. Plus, we check in on the results from IEM Katowice.
Failed It – A Grand Finals Snoozefest
(1:08:08) Coronavirus Continues To Impact Esports & Cancels GDC – The Coronavirus is continuing to impact not just the esports world but the entire video game industry. This week saw that cancellation of GDC for the first time in 26 years.
(1:18:10) Social Media – What is your Stress Reliever Game?